Devotion to ‘narratives’ poisons our democracy
- November 4, 2022
- Kristen Monroe, poli sci, The Orange County Register, Nov. 4, 2022 (Opinion Columnist)
As the election arrives, most voters aren’t doing a cost-benefit analysis – but embracing the candidate who touts the story their team tells (whether it’s true or not). “Narratives … provide a rich source of information about how people make sense of their lives, about how they construct disparate facts and weave them together cognitively to make sense of reality,” explains a 1998 UC Irvine study. They can be helpful for understanding the world, but they can also send people down a rabbit hole.
For the full story, please visit https://www.ocregister.com/2022/11/04/devotion-to-narratives-poisons-our-democracy/.
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